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Jarren Patrick Peterson

04/25/1998 - 03/09/2019

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Jarren Patrick Peterson “JP” passed away on March 9, 2019 from a medical complication in the comfort of his home.  Jarren was born April 25, 1998 to Rodney and Jana Peterson, Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a graduate of Herriman High School where he played on the baseball team.  He played collegiate baseball at Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota. He was currently attending Salt Lake Community College where he aspired to transfer to the University of Utah to earn a degree and become a sports writer.  Jarren was a happy-go-lucky free spirit. He was a dreamer and was driven to be successful in all he did. Like his father, Jarren was an avid sports fan, loyal to the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Vikings. Rod and Jarren had a lifelong debate over who was the greatest of all time: Jordan or Lebron.

As a fun-loving person who embraced life and was easy to connect with, Jarren has developed many lasting friendships with people through his sports, schooling, and online gaming communities.  Jarren was easy to talk to, a great listener. His twitter handle was most fitting: @countonjp. If he said he would do something, he did it. You could always count on Jarren. Jarren was a master gamer and was an active and valued member of several online gaming communities, where he developed many special friendships. Jarren also had an uncanny ability to read people at the poker table which benefited him financially, thanks Herriman baseball team for starting his college fund!

Family traditions were a large part of Jarren’s life, celebrating birthdays, holidays, and family vacations together.  There was rarely a dull moment in Jarren’s childhood. Some of our favorite times were spent together bowling, golfing, swimming, and watching sports or movies.  Jarren was competitive. No family dinner was complete until the cousins went out back to play a game of wiffle ball and the game was never over until someone was mad or crying.

Jarren is survived by his parents, Rodney and Jana Peterson, brother Jordan Peterson, grandparents Cheryl Peterson, Janet Sheriff, and John (LoWana) Koskela, and great grammie Betty Peterson.  Beloved by his aunts and uncles; Perry (Falene) Murphy, Mel Murphy, Jeni (Sam) Luther, Laura (Bret) Ogden, LeAnn (Randy) Nelson, Gene Peterson, and 15 cousins that all adored him. Jarren has been reunited with his grandfathers Dennis Peterson and Don Murphy.  Jarren will be dearly missed by his parents, brother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and all who knew him, including his ever-faithful companion Tank.

We will miss your laugh and the joy you brought to each one of us.  Until we are all together again, know that we love you.

As a family we are so grateful for all the love and support we have received.

Viewing and services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Larkin Mortuary Riverton, 3688 W 12600 S.  Viewing will be held from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. with services beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park South Valley, 3600 W 13001 S, immediately after service.   A lunch will be provided following the interment for the family and friends at the LDS church located at 2700 W 127830 S in Riverton.

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  • Rodney and Jana,
    I am sorry sorry for your loss, he was a delightful young man, he was the only student at North Star who knew my childhood nickname. (Thanks Rod) and he used it often.
    He was always so nice when he came to see me in the office.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love Connie

    — Connie Butterfield
  • We extend our heartfelt condolences to Jarren’s entire family. In this difficult moment may God be your refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in your time of sorrow. – Psalm 46:1

    — Lowe Family
  • What a wonderful tribute. I am so sorry for your loss and I know that you will be reunited once again. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest easy in knowing of the love you all shared.

    — SueAnn Ketcham